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State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 39 items )  

Attorney General Josh Stein Honors North Carolinians With 2019 Dogwood Awards
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today awarded 22 North Carolinians with the Attorney General's Dogwood Award. These awards are given annually to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy, and happy in their communities. Each of today's 22 recipients have been working to address issues that make North Carolina safer and stronger, including testing sexual a  more

Brunswick Sherriff and Wilmington Volunteer Honored With Attorney General Josh Stein's Dogwood Award
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram and Walking Tall Wilmington's Randy Evans have received the Attorney General's Dogwood Award. These awards are given annually to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy, and happy in their communities. "Sheriff Ingram has shown great leadership among North Carolin  more

Carteret Health Care in North Carolina Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
MOREHEAD CITY, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- Mayo Clinic issued the following news release, dated Nov. 21: Carteret Health Care and Mayo Clinic announced Nov. 21 that Carteret Health Care has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Carteret Health Care is the first facility in North Carolina to become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of carefully vetted, independent health care systems that have special access to Mayo Clinic's knowledge and expertise. Physicians from Carteret Healt  more

Charlotte Firefighter and Cleveland County Sheriff Honored With Attorney General Josh Stein's Dogwood Award
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Tom Brewer and Sheriff Alan Norman have received the Attorney General's Dogwood Award. These awards are given annually to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy, and happy in their communities. Tom Brewer "Not only is Tom Brewer working every day to keep people safe as a fire fighter - he's also ad  more

Cumberland County: Library Offers New and Improved Services
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The Cumberland County Public Library is offering new services and improving existing services: NASA @ My Library Backpacks, Vox Books, PrinterOn and increased DVD limits will improve customer access to information and Common Access Card updates will decrease threats to national security. NASA @ My Library Backpacks* NASA Backpacks featuring STEM materials, an Orion FunScope telescope and space-theme  more

Cumberland-Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 27 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: Cumberland and Hoke counties have begun the process to update the five-year the Cumberland-Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The committee met Nov. 14 at the Lake Rim Recreation Center. Meetings to provide information and gather feedback from the public will be scheduled and announced next year. The current Cumberland-Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted in 2016. The committee is made   more

Engage Durham Launches Online Survey for New Comprehensive & Transit Plans
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: If you're interested in helping shape the community's vision for future growth, but couldn't attend Engage Durham's Listening-and-Learning Workshops held earlier this month, an online survey to share your thoughts is now available. Hosted by the Durham City-County Planning Department, the five workshops were the first community-engagement events for the three-year process to seek input from people who live, work,   more

Fayetteville State University and Edgecombe Community College Partner on $10K Degree Pathway
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- Fayetteville State University issued the following news: Dr. Greg McLeod, President of Edgecombe Community College (ECC), and Dr. Peggy Valentine, Interim Chancellor of Fayetteville State University, signed an agreement yesterday that permits ECC associate degree graduates to complete an online bachelor's degree at FSU at a total cost of no more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket expenses, or approximately $5,000 at ECC and $5,000 at FSU. Students eligible f  more

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Founding Member for Establishment of Center for Innovation & Manufacturing in Boston
MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- Fujifilm USA issued the following news: FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB), a leading global biologics and gene therapy Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) has announced its participation as a founding member in a newly announced center for innovation and manufacturing of next-generation medicines. FDB, along with Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), GE Healthcare Life Sciences and Alexandria Real E  more

Going Green and Diverse: Duke Energy Florida Completes Two Financings Totaling $900 Million
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Duke Energy Florida issues $700 million green bond to fund renewable energy investments - Partners with diversity firms for separate $200 million bond to cover Hurricane Dorian costs * * * Duke Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), completed two debt issuances today, aligned with the company's focus on generating cleaner energy and advancing diversity and inclusion. The first tra  more

Greensboro: History Museum's Democracy Initiative Launches With Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: The Greensboro History Museum is launching Project Democracy 20/20, a major initiative exploring the history of American democracy and its best tool, the vote. The initiative's centerpiece, the Smithsonian traveling exhibition American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, will be on view at the museum December 7 through March 29, 2020. "Using our vote, we tinker, invent, mend and adjust, attempting to build a  more

Greenville Physician Honored With Attorney General Josh Stein's Dogwood Award
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Dr. Mark Bowling has received the Attorney General's Dogwood Award. These awards are given annually to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy, and happy in their communities. "Dr. Mark Bowling is doing important work in eastern North Carolina to warn people about the dangers of e-cigarettes," said A  more

Jacksonville Police Chief Honored With Attorney General Josh Stein's Dogwood Award
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Jacksonville Police Chief Mike Yaniero has received the Attorney General's Dogwood Award. These awards are given annually to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy, and happy in their communities. "Chief Yaniero has been a great partner in our work to confront the opioid epidemic," said Attorney Gen  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Closes $15.15M Sale of Charlotte-Area Retail Building
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 25 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - The single-tenant building is net leased to Lowe's * * * JLL announced today that it has closed the $15.15 million sale of a 135,197-square-foot, single-tenant retail building net leased to Lowe's in the Charlotte-area community of Concord, North Carolina. JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller. A private investor in a 1031 exchange purchased the asset. Since it was constructed   more

K&L Gates Advises on Cross-Border $1.3 Billion Pending Tender Offer for Veloxis Pharmaceuticals
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 27 -- K&L Gates, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has advised Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) on the pending tender offer of its shares by Asahi Kasei Pharma Denmark A/S, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corporation (TYO: 3407), a Japanese public corporation listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Under the terms of the transaction agreement, Asahi Kasei Pharma Denmark A/S will make a recommended conditional v  more

Light-Trapping Nanocubes Drive Inexpensive Multispectral Camera: Duke University
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 26 [TNSscientificresearch-Nature Materials journal] -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - Plasmonic light detector could revolutionize multispectral imaging for cancer, food safety and agriculture * * * Researchers at Duke University have demonstrated photodetectors that could span an unprecedented range of light frequencies by using on-chip spectral filters created by tailored electromagnetic materials. The combinati  more

N.C. Department of Commerce: Hose Manufacturer to Invest $7.9 Million in Pender County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: Polyhose Inc., an industrial hose manufacturer, will create 51 jobs in Pender County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $7.9 million to locate a warehouse and assembly plant along U.S.-421 in Pender County. "Pender County is ready to grow, and international companies like Polyhose know North Carolina's strong workforce is the right way to put their strateg  more

N.C. Department of Public Safety: Additional $1.3 Million Approved for Brunswick County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing nearly $1.3 million to reimburse Brunswick County for public safety activities following Hurricane Florence. FEMA previously approved more than $12.5 million for Brunswick County Hurricane Florence-related expenses. This funding brings the total to more than $13.8 million. Funds for this project will reimburse the county fo  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Carolinas
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-7): In the Matter of Application of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, for Approval of Residential New Construction Program ORDER SCHEDULNG HEARING AND PROVIDING NOTICE OF TOPICS BY THE COMMISSION: On September 21, 2017, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC) filed an application in the above-captioned docket for approval of DEC's proposed Residential New Construction Program (RNC Program)  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Carolinas
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 27 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-7): In the Matter of Application of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 69.3 MWAC Solar Electric Generating Facility in Catawba County, North Carolina ORDER REQUESTING PUBLIC STAFF INVESTIGATION AND REQUIRING PUBLIC NOTICE BY THE CHAIR: On November 12, 2019, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC), filed in this docket an ap  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Manco Carriers
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. T-100): In the Matter of Manco Carriers, LLC, d/b/a Manco Property Maintenance, P.O. Box 1082, Lewisville, North Carolina 27023 - Termination of Liability Insurance ORDER SUSPENDING CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION FOR FAILURE TO MAINTAIN INSURANCE BY THE COMMISSION: The Commission has been advised by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles that they have received notification from  more

North Carolina Department of Commerce Issues 2020 Economic Development Tier Rankings
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 27 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: The North Carolina Department of Commerce released the county tier designations for 2020 today. The designations, which are mandated by state law, play a role in several programs that assist in economic development. The 2020 rankings comply with the methodology prescribed by the North Carolina General Assembly in General Statue Sec.143B-437.08, which identifies four economic factors  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Announces $6.5 Million in Grants for Partnerships to Combat Opioid Epidemic
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: A new federal grant will help North Carolina partner with local justice systems -- including local law enforcement, courts and others -- to prevent opioid overdoses and connect people to treatment. Governor Roy Cooper announced today that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) was awarded $6.5 million over the next three years by the U.S. Department of Justice's  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Announces 749 New Jobs as Clinical Trial Lab Company Expands in Durham County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 27 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Q2 Solutions will invest $73 million to build next generation laboratory facility * * * Q2 Solutions, a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization, will establish a new facility in Durham to help develop the next generation of precision medicines, creating 749 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Q2 Solutions will invest $73 million in the project, which will g  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Hose Manufacturer to Invest $7.9 Million in Pender County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Polyhose to create 51 jobs in Pender County * * * Polyhose Inc., an industrial hose manufacturer, will create 51 jobs in Pender County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $7.9 million to locate a warehouse and assembly plant along U.S.-421 in Pender County. "Pender County is ready to grow, and international companies like Polyhose know North Carolina's   more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: The Fresh Market to Expand Corporate Headquarters, Will Invest $5.4 Million in Guilford County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Specialty grocer will expand and create 53 jobs in downtown Greensboro * * * The Fresh Market, a fresh-focused specialty food retailer that was founded in Greensboro in 1982, will expand their headquarters operations in North Carolina, creating 53 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $5.4 million in Greensboro. "We're proud that The Fresh Ma  more

North Carolina's October County and Area Employment Figures Released
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 86 of North Carolina's counties in October and remained the same in 14. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.8 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.7 percent. Fourteen of the state's metro areas experienced rate increases and one remained the same. Among the metro areas, Rocky Mount at 4.9 percent h  more

October 2019 County and Area Employment Figures Will Be Published Today
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: North Carolina's County and Area Employment Figures for October 2019 will be published today, Monday November 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Previously, the October figures were scheduled to be published on Wednesday, November 27. However, due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the publication schedule has been adjusted. The revised entire publication schedule for 2019 data can be revie  more

Public Schools of N.C.: Summer Nutrition Sponsors, Sites Win Awards
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- Public Schools of North Carolina issued the following news release, dated Nov. 22: Several Summer Nutrition Programs that fulfill a critical need in providing nourishment and educational enrichment to children when school is out were recently honored for going above and beyond to serve children. In all, 16 program sponsors and a similar number of program sites received one of five state-level awards. During the school year, many students rely on meals served  more

Qorvo Supports US Network Rollouts With Compact 5G Antenna Technology
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- Qorvo, a provider of advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications, issued the following news release: Qorvo(R) (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, has made it easier to develop 5G base stations that operate in band n258 - from 24.25 to 27.5 GHz - with a new gallium arsenide (GaAs) front end module (FEM). The new QPF4010 FEM supports the rollout of 5G millimeter  more

Sen. Danny Britt Honored With Attorney General Josh Stein's Dogwood Award
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Sen. Danny Britt has received the Attorney General's Dogwood Award. These awards are given annually to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy, and happy in their communities. "I have been proud to work alongside Sen. Danny Britt to turn two critically important pieces of legislation into law: the Su  more

The Fresh Market to Expand Corporate Headquarters, Will Invest $5.4 Million in Guilford County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: The Fresh Market, a fresh-focused specialty food retailer that was founded in Greensboro in 1982, will expand their headquarters operations in North Carolina, creating 53 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $5.4 million in Greensboro. "We're proud that The Fresh Market has chosen to expand its operations at home in Greensboro, where the company  more

Triad North Carolinians Honored With Attorney General Josh Stein's Dogwood Award
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Greensboro Police Officer D.K. Evans, student Luka Kinard, Rep. Dennis Riddell, Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson, and Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott have received the Attorney General's Dogwood Award. These awards are given annually to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy, and happy  more

Triangle-area North Carolinians Honored With Attorney General Josh Stein's Dogwood Award
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Dr. Wanda Boone, Together for Resilient Youth; Secretary Mandy Cohen, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services; Durham Police Chief Cerelyn "C.J." Davis; Molly Diggins, State Director of the Sierra Club; Dennis Gaddy, Founder and Executive Director of Community Success Initiative; Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins;   more

UNCW Faculty Members Promote Research By and About Diverse Communities
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- The University of North Carolina Wilmington campus issued the following news release: Six UNCW faculty members have teamed up to encourage research by diverse groups of students, including racial and ethnic minorities; people with mental, physical or sensory disabilities; LGBTQIA+; military veterans; and first-generation college students. The Interdisciplinary Minority Student Research Group is a three-year initiative funded through the Office of Applied   more

Weaver Foundation Gives $1.5M to Establish Endowment at N.C. A&T
GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 18 [TNSgrants-foundation] -- North Carolina A&T State University issued the following news: The Weaver Foundation has committed $1.5 million to establish the H. Michael Weaver Endowment in International Programs at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. "To retain its lofty position among our nation's universities, N.C. A&T needs a vibrant study abroad program to assist in the recruitment of highly qualified students," said Mike Weaver, who establish  more

Western North Carolinians Honored With Attorney General Josh Stein's Dogwood Award
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 26 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Casey Cooper, CEO, Cherokee Indian Hospital, Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman, Franklin Mayor Bob Scott, and Highlands Mayor Patrick Taylor have received the Attorney General's Dogwood Award. These awards are given annually to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy, and happy in their communities  more

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: Allegacy Opens Student-Run Credit Union at Carver High
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools issued the following news: To promote financial education and offer real-life work experience, Allegacy Federal Credit Union opened its ninth student run credit union in partnership with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Superintendent Angela Hairston was on hand as the Carver High School Jackets Credit Union celebrated with a ribbon-cutting on Monday, Nov. 25. "We are so proud that we can play a role in th  more

YJFX Adopts Red Hat OpenStack Platform to Build Out Customer Service Infrastructure
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 25 -- Red Hat, a provider of open source software solutions, issued the following news release: * * * - Migrating to a private cloud built on Red Hat OpenStack Platform helps YJFX bring new applications online faster and reduce operating costs * * * Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that YJFX, Inc., a financial subsidiary of Yahoo Group focused on foreign exchange services, has adopted Red Hat OpenStack Platfor  more